A Grime Artist Will Headline England's Iconic Glastonbury Festival For The First Time

OMG November 16, 2018 By Hugo

The British grime artist Stormzy is the first of three headliners confirmed for Glastonbury's 2019 festival.

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In what has to be one of the oddest ways of breaking the news, a British charity exhibited a posted in one of their Glastonbury store windows confirming the news. Unsurprisingly, the news spread like wildfire, leading the star himself to confirm the story on Instagram.

For the uninitiated, Stormzy is a grime artist from South London who recently made waves following a heartfelt performance in honor of the Grenfell victims (one of London's deadliest tower block fires) at the 2018 Brit Awards.

However, while grime (a genre of music spawned from earlier electronic types of British music) has been gaining increasing traction in the U.K., many overseas music fans might not even know what grime is.

But that hasn't stopped the Canadian superstar Drake featuring many prominent grime artists on his recent records, with the likes of Dave, Giggs, and Skepta all receiving significant platforms from the star.

Stormzy's debut album Gang Signs and Prayers was a massive success and the first of its kind to gain top spot on the British album charts. The Croydon MC was also awarded the Best Album and Best Male artist awards at the 2018 Brit Awards as well as performing with his long-time friend and supporter Ed Sheeran at the event.

Other artists rumored to take the last two headline spots include Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney and the now four-piece ensemble, The Spice Girls.

As usual, the 2019 festival sold out in minutes, with resale tickets going on sale later next year. 

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